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Necessary Roughness (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 27 September 1991 (USA)
Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule... See full summary »

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Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. With fewer players than most teams, the makeshift team must overcome obstacles that the best teams in the country couldn't deal with. Using a thirty-four-year-old quarterback, a female placekicker, and a gang of misfits, Ed "Straight Arrow" Genero must take his team to play the number one Texas Colts. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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This gang of loners, loonies and losers are about to become something they've never been before. A team See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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27 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Armadillo Bears - Ein total chaotischer Haufen  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,255,594 (USA)
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The predicament of the fictional Texas State football team is based on the scandal surrounding another Texas college, Southern Methodist University. SMU had been placed on probation three times in the 1980s for repeated recruitment violations, such as giving monetary enticements to players and their families. In 1987, SMU was punished under the Repeat Violator Rule, better known as the "death penalty". All football was cancelled, and scholarships were revoked for 1987, and only away games were allowed in 1988, although the school cancelled the 1988 season anyway. The team was refielded in 1989, with an all-tryout squad. The Mustangs did not have a winning season until 2009. See more »

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When Blake leaves campus with Edison, they turn left out of the parking lot onto a road. That particular road, which runs beside the library, is one-way in the opposite direction. At the time of filming, the road was one-way as shown. The traffic flow was reversed some time after the film was released. See more »

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Chuck Neiderman: Edison down at the Jayhawk 27. Although he did hydroplane to the 19.
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Fun football movie
5 January 2006 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

Necessary Roughness is a fun movie that if it isn't taken too seriously can be very enjoyable. The first to worst Texas State team finds itself with a team of mostly "non-athletes" that came about after the school held open tryouts. The entire championship team from the year before had been suspended for violations. Scott Bakula plays a competent lead as a middle aged college athlete. Sinbad adds some fun to the story as another "elder athlete". Kathy Ireland, while no actress, does add some eye candy to the film. I also like this film in that this rag-tag team does not reach the heights of being #1 or making it to a championship game. The "big game" of this film is when Texas State plays the the #1 ranked college team. The film has plenty of laughs, a touch of drama and competent script writing and players. Watch it on a Sunday afternoon when nothing else is on.


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